Welcome to the April 2021 edition of ‘Innovatus,’ a special issue of YFile devoted to teaching and learning innovation at York University. It offers compelling and accessible feature-length stories about York University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, internationalization and the student experience.
Since Black Creek Community Farm (BCCF) is within shouting distance of York University’s Keele Campus, it seemed odd for Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change Assistant Professor Sarah Rotz to be taking her Land and Food Politics class there virtually, but such is life during the pandemic. Rotz has embraced the challenge and the result is a meaningful experience for her students.
Lassonde School of Engineering Professor Tom McElroy has been researching atmospheric science in Canada for more than 40 years. His research has paved innovation in the field of atmospheric science, including many contributions that are part of our daily life. Read on to find out how he’s adapting to researching from home.
Last week, the Ontario government declared a third Provincial State of Emergency, issuing a stay-at-home order and additional public health restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, effective Thursday, April 8 at 12:01 a.m. University community members are reminded to follow the recommendations in the order and adhere to public health guidelines.